SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Natural Resources Director, the Subsistence Resource Coordinator promotes the interests of tribal members and entities relating to the advocacy of subsistence resources by taking a lead in policy work, education outreach, and project development. Additionally, this position will help to coordinate the incorporation of a social science-based focus and assist with other components of the department. This position may act as Acting Natural Resources Director during the absence of the Natural Resources Director.
SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Research and analyze ongoing and emerging issues and developments relating to subsistence resources.
- Educate and provide direction to the program and AVCP leadership regarding issues about, related to, and affecting subsistence resources – game, birds, fish, marine mammals, etc. Prepare position and policy statements about the same.
- Assist in developing and maintaining a plan that addresses how to sustain the interests of tribal subsistence users of the land, rivers, and the sea.
- Organize and lead AVCP’s activities as we explore ways to incorporate a social science-based focus to the program and the division.
- Develop relationships with tribal members, entities, stakeholders, collaborators, and coalitions and act as AVCP’s liaison to these individuals and groups.
- Be informed about principal institutions, organizations, and groups, including their purpose, responsibilities, and actions, relating to subsistence resources and social science research and represent AVCP and/or tribal entities before meetings and events pertaining to the advocacy of subsistence resources.
- Monitor legislation, regulations, and policies relating to subsistence resources and social science-based programs.
- Assist the Director to pursue funding opportunities related to social science research and advocating for subsistence rights, including grants, appropriations, and contracting.
- Assist the Director in supporting the healthy financial management of program budgets by managing essential grants and adhering to grant requirements and AVCP policies and procedures; prepare financial reports, narratives, and statistical program information as required by the Director, AVCP, and its funding sources.
- Provide regular progress reports to the Director.
QUALIFICATIONS: Effective research, writing, communication, and budgeting skills; computer, keyboarding, and organizational office skills with the ability to learn and use specialized computer software programs; ability to work effectively among diverse groups and in diverse settings; able to travel, including in small planes. This position requires a thorough understanding of the culture, traditions, and way of life of the Yup’ik/Cup’ik/Athabascan peoples of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Yup’ik/English competency is preferred and must have a valid driver’s license.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a related field or rural development is preferred or demonstrable work experience or training providing the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may substitute for the degree requirement.
This position is a Grade 6 and has a Salary Range of: $56,328 – $84,492
Job Posting Expiration Date: September 30, 2022
We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired we may advertise an additional 30 days.